Information Advisory

Boston Police Detect Indecent Assault & Battery Pattern in East BostonThe Boston Police Department has received four reports of Indecent Assault and Battery incidents that have occurred in East Boston. Preliminary findings suggest that three incidents share similarities. Boston Police will be increasing uniformed patrols to the area, conducting undercover surveillance and increasing outreach to community members via email and the Citizen Observer network. First Event Description: On Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at approximately 10:16 pm, 23-year-old white-Hispanic female states that she was walking on Eutaw Street she was approached from behind and slapped on the buttocks four times. Suspect then fled down Eutaw Street and turned left on Brooks Street. The suspect was described as an unknown male, 5’8”, slim build, white hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Second Event Description: On Sunday, February 11, 2007 at approximately 7:55 am, 31-year-old white-Hispanic female reported that she was walking on Marion Street towards Morris Street when a suspect groped her breast and then fled towards Havre Street. The suspect is described as a young white male, 5’5”, black hair, black leather jacket and blue jeans. Third Event Description: On Friday, February 9, 2007 at approximately 12:35 am, 18 year-old white-Hispanic female was approached on Brooks Street and Trenton Street by a suspect from behind and groped the victim between her legs. The victim turned and asked the victim what he was doing and he then attempted to grab her again. The victim struck the suspect in the face and he fled on Trenton Street towards Putnam Street. The suspect is described as a white-Hispanic male, 5’6”, 28 years old, 160 lbs., has a small goatee, wearing a hooded gray jacket and blue jeans. Fourth Event Description: On Saturday, January 27, 2007 at approximately 9:50 pm, 29 year-old white-Hispanic female entered her hallway on Lexington Street and was approached from behind by a suspect who slapped her buttocks, grabbed her waist and attempted to push her into a hallway. When she turned to face the suspect he fled. The victim gave chase but lost the suspect on Princeton Street. The suspect is described as a white-Hispanic male wearing a red-hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Anyone approached by someone fitting this description should take immediate precautions to get as far away as quickly as possible and call the police. Women are advised to walk against traffic, carry a cell-phone, and to try to not walk alone if possible. Officers are actively searching this area and ask anyone with information to please come forward with information. If you have experienced a similar situation or if you have information about these incidents please contact the District A-7 Detectives 617-343-4234 or the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS.